I am not a huge fan of daily devotionals. I’d rather read the Bible directly or read on a topic that is currently interesting to me. Being a fan of the author writing the complimentary copy of the book below, I chose to read it anyway. I actually enjoyed and much needed the devotionals I read in this book.
Why the first sections of the book, ritual, was quite touching to my heart, I really needed to read the second and third sections most of all. I’m not sure which helped the most: relationships or rest.
The author’s transparency in her own reality of being a mom was very helpful to this struggling mom. The reflection questions were wonderful prompts in helping me get real with God about the above areas.
It is a book I will be sharing with friends and family. However, I am keeping my copy to read again next Christmas.
Total Christmas Makeover: 31 Devotions to Celebrate with Purpose
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About the Book
Give your Christmas a makeover with this practical approach to help your family learn what it means to truly celebrate their Savior.
In the bustle of the Christmas season, it can be easy to get swept up in all of the things to do. But it's important to pause and remember that our priority should be to spend time celebrating Christ's birth and not forget to invite Jesus to his own party.
Christmas is far more than a celebration of an event from long ago or a modern holiday centered around shopping. Mindfully take time to listen to how God continues to speak through the Christmas story as the Gospel narratives centered around the birth of Jesus provide encouragement and revelation concerning the love of God and his wisdom for us today.
In Total Christmas Makeover, author and Bible teacher Melissa Spoelstra provides a practical approach for you and your family to turn your attention toward God's grace day-by-day as you prepare for Christmas. This 31-day devotional presents key scriptures, ideas to implement with each reading, and questions for reflection to guide you in rediscovering rituals, relationship, and rest to connect you more deeply with Christ this holiday season.
Melissa Spoelstra is a popular women's conference speaker, Bible teacher, and writer who is madly in love with Jesus and passionate about helping women of all ages to seek Christ and know Him more intimately through serious Bible study. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Bible Theology and enjoys teaching God's Word to diverse groups and churches within the body of Christ. She is the author of the "First Corinthians: Living Love When We Disagree," "Joseph: The Journey to Forgiveness," and "Jeremiah: Daring to Hope in an Unstable World Bible" studies and "Total Family Makeover: 8 Steps to Making Disciples at Home" book. She lives in Dublin, Ohio, with her pastor husband and four kids.